We are excited to welcome Bryan Anderson who is bringing his North American Aviation AT-6D. She was originally built in 1944 as a Navy SNJ-5 and served the USN as a high performance trainer, preparing WWII era aviators to fly the more advanced fighters of the day like the F-8, P-51, P-47, P-40 and P-38. She did some time with the US Navy and then transferred to the Spanish Air Force and was rebuilt as an AT-6D. She is powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1340, 9 cylinder, radial engine, turning out 600 HP. She currently sports a US Navy paint scheme that honors service of the USN flyers stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The NAA T-6 has different names depending on the service that flew them and there are many variants: US Army Air Corp T-6; US Navy SNJ; British & Canadian Air Forces Harvard.
Bryan was a USAF aviator primarily flying the Lockheed U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft and the Northrop T-38 Talon. He also flew for the storied Lockheed Martin Skunks and later a Pilatus Aircraft. He has approximately 10,000 flying hours in a variety of military, civilian and experimental aircraft.